Recovery of Watermark Using Differential Affine Motion Estimation

Du, Jiang, Woo, Chaw-Seng, & Pham, Binh L. (2005) Recovery of Watermark Using Differential Affine Motion Estimation. In Third Australasian Information Security Workshop (AISW 2005), 2005, Newcastle, Australia.


Digital watermarking techniques have been proposed to protect the copyright of multimedia data. Robustness against geometric distortion is one of the most important issues to be solved to increase the robustness of digital image watermarking systems. Such attacks are very simple to implement, so they can defeat most existing watermarking algorithms without causing serious perceptual image distortion. In this paper, a method for the recovery of watermarks based on differential affine motion estimation is presented. This method models the geometric distortion between images as locally affine but globally smooth. This approach is built upon a differential multiscale framework, allowing us to capture both large-scale and small-scale transformations. Experimental results show that the described method can estimate the distortion quite accurately and allow correct watermark detection.

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ID Code: 2038
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: watermark recovery, differential affine motion estimation, robust watermark
ISBN: 1920682260
ISSN: 1445-1336
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Australian Computer Society
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:12

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